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By C. M. Millward, Mary Hayes

The 3rd version of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE keeps to ascertain the constitution of English, from its Indo-European pre-history, in the course of the invasions that formed outdated and center English, via its audio system' awake efforts to police it within the Early smooth interval, via its present-day alterations appear in city slang and text-messaging. The textbook explores 3 very important concerns: how languages and language swap are systematic; how the internal historical past of a language is profoundly tormented by its outer historical past of political and culural occasions; and the way the English of the earlier has far and wide left its strains on present-day English. through uncovering the language's prior, you may higher use it to speak in addition to speculate approximately its destiny use in ever-changing globalized media.

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May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. INTRODUCTION 15 let or hindrance. On the morphological level, the verb wear, a weak (regular) verb in OE, has become a strong (irregular) verb in modern English, despite the fact that the trend has been overwhelmingly in the opposite direction.

Alveolar sounds are produced when the tip or the front of the tongue is in contact with the alveolar ridge. 4. The hard palate is the dome-shaped bony plate at the roof of the mouth. Palatal sounds are produced when the tip or the front of the tongue is in contact with the hard palate. 1 The Human Vocal Apparatus Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

Few such early statements were intended to be objective. Their purpose was usually prescriptive, instructing readers in appropriate pronunciation and usage; hence they were biased toward what the author considered elegant speech. Indeed, if such an author says that one must not pronounce a word in a certain way, we can be fairly sure that many speakers of the time were pronouncing it that way. Recordings of spoken English date only from the late nineteenth century. Many of them are less than satisfactory, particularly if the speaker is reading rather than speaking spontaneously.

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